Category Archives: Government BS

IF WORDS MEAN ANYTHING, OBAMACARE IS IN REAL TROUBLE

In my latest American Spectator column I discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to “grant cert” in King v. Burwell: The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear a lawsuit challenging an arbitrary IRS decision to issue tax credits and penalties through federally-created Obamacare exchanges. Two federal courts have already declared the regulation unconstitutional, [...]

TAVENNER ORDERED CMS SPOKESPERSON TO DELETE INCRIMINATING EMAILS

Last Monday I wrote a column in the American Spectator about Marilyn Tavenner’s convenient inability to produce some emails that had been subpoenaed by congressional investigators. The story was that she had inadvertently deleted them. Well, it would appear that the lady was lying like a carpet: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent [...]

TAVENNER: TRANSPARENCY FOR THEE BUT NOT FOR ME

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the ironic fact that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails subpoenaed by Congress oversees Obamacare’s physician transparency program: It has been widely reported that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails requested by congressional investigators is Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

KING BARACK REWRITES OBAMACARE… AGAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss His Majesty’s latest illegal decree: Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient [...]

WHY SCOTUS RULED IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY

In today’s American Spectator I try to cut through the hysteria about Hobby Lobby’s victory in the Supreme Court, and explain why the justices ruled they way they did. This is actually a big win for everyone: This morning’s Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will doubtless precipitate a flood of stories from [...]

THE OBVIOUS LESSONS OF THE VA SCANDAL

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest VA scandal and suggest a way to end the long history of atrocities committed by the Veterans Medical Healthcare System: My father was a veteran of World War II, and thus eligible to receive medical treatment at the VA hospital that operated a few miles from our [...]

DRUG RATIONING FOR SENIORS BEGINS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss an under-reported and ominous proposal by the Beltway bureaucrats who run Medicare: Since passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, seniors enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug program have been guaranteed access to “all or substantially all” of the drugs in several classes of pharmaceuticals. President Obama’s health [...]

WILL OBAMACARE ENFORCERS APPEAR ON YOUR DOORSTEP?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss Obamacare’s $224 million home inspection project. Are you ready for your house call from the government’s health care goons? Our Beltway masters are not content with their new authority to peruse your tax returns and medical records. They will also authorize state agencies throughout the nation to send government [...]

THE OBAMACARE EXCHANGES: ANYONE THINK THEY’LL BE UP-AND-RUNNING BY OCTOBER?

If so, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in purchasing. To quote one of Michael Barone’s readers (via PJ Tattler), whose 35 years of IT experience provides the kind of insight required to understand the complexity of the task: The federal government is going to build 50 exchanges, using a data [...]

HSIEH: WHY DOCTORS SHOULD NOT ASK THEIR PATIENTS ABOUT GUNS

Included among the imperial decrees (i.e. executive orders) issued by our Dear Leader recently was one that will “clarify the Affordable Care Act” to encourage doctors to ask patients if they own guns. Paul Hsieh, in his latest column for Forbes explains why this is such a bad idea: Doctors already have a professional and [...]